Riley Avron recently wrapped up his third internship at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This summer, the Purdue University sophomore developed a program for NASA engineers to practice driving the Mars Curiosity Rover.
In the days before Avron’s phone app, researchers had to carry a full-size laptop on their arms. Now, with a few finger taps, they can send commands to the test model of the Curiosity rover, which is used for testing outcomes.
(READ the story w/ photo in Indiana Journal and Courier)